The four wards representing the MacDonnell Regional Council are based on resident language groupings and population distribution. The residents of MacDonnell Council elect a total of twelve Councillors to represent the four wards for a four year term. The Councillors currently serving were elected in March 2012 and they subsequently elected their President and Deputy President.
Iyarrka Ward covers an area where Pitjantjatjara is predominantly spoken. Consequently it takes in Docker River and Imanpa communities and hooks around neighbouring wards to also include Areyonga. Its elected Councillors, Marlene Abbott and Selina Kultja, are both from Docker River.
Ljirapinta Ward represents residents in and around the communities of Hermannsburg and Wallace Rockhole where Western Arrernte is the predominant language. Barry Abbott is an elected Councillor who lives at Wallace Rockhole, while Braydon Williams and Roxanne Kenny are from Hermannsburg. Roxanne...
Luritja Pintubi Ward
As suggested by its name, this Ward predominantly represents Luritja and Pintubi speakers living in the communities of Kintore, Mount Liebig, Papunya and Haasts Bluff. Elected Councillors for Luritja Pintubi Ward include Tommy Conway from Kintore and Dalton McDonald from Papunya.
Rodinga Ward, takes its name from the Rodinga railway station siding that stood beside the old Ghan railway line, and includes the communities of Amoonguna, Santa Teresa, Titjikala and Finke. Its elected Councillors are Lynette Ellis from Amoonguna, Susan Doolan from Finke along with Greg Sharman...